The International Neuroscience Institute (INI) is a specialist clinic and research facility for diseases of the brain, spinal cord, spine, skeletal system and nerves.
The International Neuroscience Institute Hannover (INI) is a private neurosurgical clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurological diseases. It was founded in 1998, and the building was officially opened during Expo 2000. It cost around 140 million Deutsche Marks to build this centre for brain research and the treatment of neurological diseases, which is considered one of the best-equipped specialist clinics in the world.
The brain of the city
The INI has departments for neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics, anaesthesia and surgery. More than 1,500 patients, half of them from abroad, undergo surgery at the clinic every year. Situated in Medical Park Hannover, the centre is an impressive sight for visitors. The building is 38 metres and nine storeys high, with a design intended to evoke the outlines of the human brain in abstract form. Its grounds feature a small park with a pond, fern garden and ornamental Japanese cherry trees. Hannover Medical School and the Fraunhofer Institute are in the immediate vicinity.
The founder and president of the INI is Madjid Samii, a native of Iran who embarked on studying medicine in Mainz in 1957 and has since become a prominent brain surgeon. He founded the clinic after working at the Nordstadt hospital in Hannover and at Hannover Medical School. In 2013, he was awarded the Leibniz Ring by former chancellor Gerhard Schröder for his dedication to training African doctors as neurosurgeons. The Leibniz Ring, awarded by the Hannover Press Club, honours people or institutions who have gained recognition through outstanding achievements or made a remarkable contribution with their life’s work.
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Contact persons, directions and further information can be found on the INI website.